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Elf on the Shelf prizes available with Kellogg's

Kellogg's has teamed up with The Elf on the Shelf to give away 1,000 prize packages, each valued at up to £80.

New additions

Italian bakery Arden & Amici has added two new premium panettone to its range: Gluten Free Mini Panettone and Tipsy Tiramisu Low Bake Panettone.

Winter edition

C&icircroc ultra-premium vodka has its first-ever winter edition: Black Raspberry, which infuses five-times distilled vodka with crushed black raspberry essence.

Celebrations time

Festive favourite Celebrations has launched its first ever advent calendar, with an individual Celebrations chocolate behind each door. Rrp is £2.79.

Thaw-and-serve mince pies from Country Choice

New to Country Choice's Christmas line-up is a range of thaw and serve mince pies. There is a 37g value mince pie as well as two pies with star-shaped lids and a sweet dusting. All three shortcrust pies have a shelf life of seven days wrapped, or one day unwrapped after thawing. Also new is a premium all-butter thaw-and-serve mince pie.

Authentic Ginger Beer launched by Supermalt

New Ginger Beer by Supermalt is a non-alcoholic carbonated soft drink with an authentic taste of ginger. It is made using real ginger extract and a hint of lemongrass. It is available in both an original and a zero-sugar variant and comes in a choice of 330ml glass bottles or 330ml cans. Manufacturer Royal Unibrew reports that in independent, blind taste tests the product out-performed market-leading alternatives.

Win a £4,000 store makeover with Ferrero

Ferrero is giving retailers the chance to win a store makeover, worth £4,000, in time for Christmas. The confectionery firm will work with the winning store to tailor the prize to best cater for their community. To enter the competition, retailers must be a member of the Ferrero trade hub, Your Perfect Store. The competition runs until November 25.

Vegan Veggie Feast heads new Urban Eat range

Urban Eat has launched its Christmas line up. New to the range is the vegan Veggie Feast sandwich, comprising sweet potato falafel with beetroot, carrot and cranberry slaw, vegan cranberry mayonnaise and salad leaves on malted bread. For meat-eaters there is the new Turkey Bacon and Stuffing Sourdough Toastie, which has turkey, bacon, stuffing and béchamel sauce on sourdough bread, topped with cheese and dried cranberries.

Maryland becomes Merryland for Christmas

This Christmas Maryland is being transformed into Merryland, with the introduction of a share box of Merryland Minis for home consumption, gifting or as a stocking filler. The brand has benefited from a £1.5m-plus marketing programme, spearheaded by TV advertising. Maryland Minis are growing at 11% and are the number-one children's mini biscuit (Nielsen data).

Werther's Original Caramel Shop is back... and on TV

The Werther's Original Christmas Caramel Shop box contains a variety of Werther's caramels including Butter Candies, Creamy Filling, Éclairs and new Soft Caramel. The pack size is 250g and rrp is £2.99. It will once again be backed by the Caramel Shop advert, which proved a great success in the run up to last Christmas when 57 million consumers saw it at least once. It will be on air again for the last two weeks of this month.

Limited edition

Limited-edition McVitie's White Chocolate Digestives Nibbles have made a return in deluxe festive packaging. Rrp is £1.99 for a 120g sharing pouch.

Retro chews

The Barratt Retro Tub (rrp £3) includes a selection of chews, sherbet and gum confectionery, ideal for sharing with family and friends at Christmas

product news: Lambrini runs Mini Cooper competition

Perry brand Lambrini has launched a line-up of limited-edition bottle wraps, together with a competition to win a brand-new Mini Cooper, in celebration of its British roots.

product news: Glitterberry J₂O returns to screens

Britvic’s JO Glitterberry flavour is hitting screens for the first time since 2011 with a TV advert for the brand.

product news: Eat Real unveils vegan cheese straws

Healthier snacking brand Eat Real has unveiled a new variant of its Veggie Straws to help meet demand for a vegan-friendly, cheese-flavoured snack.

product news: Clipper rolls out plastic-free tea bags

Clipper Teas, the ethical tea brand owned by Wessanen UK, has developed what it claims is the world’s first plastic-free, non-GM and unbleached heat-sealed tea bag.

product news: Tangerine Confectionery launches multipacks

Tangerine Confectionery has launched a new range of multipacks designed to target the family market with portion-controlled mini bags of classic favourites.

product news: STG promotes new website

To celebrate its new trade website going live on the 1November, STG UK has launched a new initiative inviting retailers to share their stories of how they have, or intend to, give back to their local community.

product news: Boost Drinks steps up support

Boost Drinks is stepping in to help support independent retailers with a series of promotions across its energy drinks range.

product news: Pukka Pies extends into convenience

Pukka Pies is launching into the convenience sector with a new portfolio dedicated to on-the-go eating occasions.

product news: JTI reduces RRPs for RYO tobacco

JTI has announced new, lower recommended retail prices (RRPs) for three of its most popular value RYO brands - Sterling Rolling, Holborn Yellow and Kensitas Club RYO.

product news: Britvic adds to Drench range

Britvic is launching a new citrus addition to its Drench range, with a Mandarin & Lemon flavour.

product news: Premier Foods introduces festive cakes

Premier Foods is extending its Mr Kipling and Cadbury Cakes ranges ahead of the festive season, with new products joining the ranges.

product news: Cathedral City updates snack bar range

Dairy Crest is refreshing its Cathedral City adult snack bar range with the addition of two new flavour variants, a new pack design and a new range positioning of 100kcals or fewer per bar.

product news: Tilda unveils biggest advertising campaign

The Tilda rice brand has unveiled what is claims is its biggest advertising campaign since it was founded over 45 years ago.

product news: Blockhead wins listing with MFG

The energy gum brand Blockhead has announced the addition of three new partnerships with major national retailers: MFG, Booker Retail Partners, and Costcutter.

product news: Aunt Bessie's get marketing makeover

Aunt Bessie’s is embarking on a modern makeover with a new marketing strategy, communications route and visual identity and a campaign called ‘Bring out the Bessie in you’.

product news: Mondelez 'egg-cels' with strong line-up for Easter 2019

Mondelez aims to bring families together and drive value into the Easter chocolate category with its latest Easter line-up. On the basis that the top activities for consumers at Easter are eating chocolate; seeing friends and family; gifting chocolate; and going on egg hunts, the company is investing £10m to ensure it remains the leader of the season, with its strong portfolio of brands and products.

product news: Aunt Bessie's introduces hot desserts

Aunt Bessie’s is introducing a more premium frozen hot dessert solution, catering for what it perceives as a gap in the market: indulgent treats designed for larger gatherings.

product news: Ferrero offers store makeover prize

Ferrero is giving retailers the chance to win a store makeover, worth £4,000.

product news: Juiced tagged onto ad campaign

Britvic’s newest Fruit Shoot addition will be hitting TV screens nationwide from October for the first time as a 10-second tag at the end of the brand’s ‘It’s My Thing’ advert.

product news: Dairy Crest revamps Cathedral City Kids Snacks

Dairy Crest has revamped its Cathedral City Kids Snacking range with a move to lighter cheese for an improved nutrition profile and a new on-pack partnership with Nickelodeon to enhance appeal to families.

product news: Tetley's launches bottled ales

Ale brand Joshua Tetley & Son is launching its first range of bottled ales in four years, featuring Tetley’s Golden Ale and Tetley’s No.3 Pale Ale.

product news: Quaker unveils new brand strapline

Quaker is launching a new campaign to restage the brand by communicating the simple power of the oat.

product news: PepsiCo refreshes Snack-a-Jacks packs

PepsiCo has given its Snack-a-Jacks rice cake brand a new look in a bid to strengthen its stand-out on shelf.

product news: Mug Shot expands into soups

Instant snack brand Mug Shot is expanding into cup soup with Mug Shot Cup Soup.

product news: Walkers introduces festive dinner flavours

Walkers is launching a festive range of Christmas dinner flavours, including its first Brussel Sprouts flavoured crisp.

product news: Coca-Cola begins Christmas activity

Coca-Cola European Partners is kicking off the Christmas countdown with a new festive flavour for Coca-Cola zero sugar and an on-pack promotion across the Coca-Cola portfolio, offering consumers the chance to win tickets to Capital’s Jingle Bell Ball in December.

Festive bites

Cathedral City Baked Bites, baked under licence from Dairy Crest by Burtons, are now available in a limited-edition seasonal design 140g share box.

Advent calendar joins Celebrations festive line-up

Celebrations has launched its first-ever advent calendar so customers can 'celebrate' every day in the lead up to Christmas.

Chance to win thousands of cash prizes with Trebor Win Small

Trebor is offering thousands of consumers the chance to win over 10,000 cash prizes, with its latest promotion, Trebor Win Small.

Extra-strong menthol mint innovation from Smint

Smint has launched an extra strong menthol power mint – Smint Xtrm with Menthol and Eucalyptus. The new sugar-free variant aims to provide invigorating freshness and an instant feeling of relief in the throat and nose, with the launch well-timed for the looming winter cold season.

'Call of duty' partnership promotion for Monster Energy

Monster Energy has announced a partnership with Activision, celebrating the launch of ‘Call of Duty, Black Ops 4’.

Ridge Cut flavours from across the globe

The new Kettle Ridge Cut range is inspired by the biggest and best flavours from across the globe. Chinese Spare Ribs, Barbecue Beef Brisket and Jalapeño Jack flavours are all available in sharing packs but there is also a handy pack of Barbecue Beef Brisket.

Coca-Cola GB teams up with the Premier League

The Premier League and Coca-Cola GB have announced a three-and-a-half-year partnership, starting in January 2019. It is the first sponsorship Coca-Cola GB will activate across multiple brands including sparkling soft drinks, water and fruit-based drinks, with low and no-sugar options.

Next generation Logic PRO 2 launched for £10

Logic has updated its Logic PRO capsule vaping device. The next- generation Logic PRO 2 features a new soft touch finish, lighter weight and improved charging time. Launching at an introductory price of £10, Logic PRO 2 is lighter and smaller than its predecessor. With a matte black, soft-touch finish for a more comfortable vaping experience, the latest device also includes a 650 mAh battery that can fully charge in 100 minutes and lasts 24 hours. Logic PRO 2 uses the same smart capsules as the Logic PRO, available at an rrp of £4.50 per pack of three.

Fulfilling the need for bigger protein bars

Fulfil has expanded its offering with the launch of a new 40g bar that has the added benefits of 15g of protein, less than 2g of sugar and nine vitamins. The new bar is available in four flavours: Chocolate Salted Caramel and Chocolate Hazelnut Whip, which are new Fulfil varieties; as well as existing Fulfil flavours: Triple Chocolate Deluxe and Chocolate Orange. Rrp is £1.89-£1.99 and the bars are already being listed by WHSmith Travel outlets.

ProsEcho Falls joins Accolade Wines line up

Accolade Wines is responding to the continuing growth of the prosecco market with the introduction of a prosecco to its Echo Falls range.

Mix and Match offer across Britvic's cans

Britvic has launched a new mix and match can promotion. The activity offers shoppers two cans for £1 and retailers benefit from a 40% profit on return. It runs across Pepsi, 7Up and Tango.

New designs emphasise benefits of Halls range

Medicated confectionery brand Halls is unveiling a new look, plus new price-marked packs, ahead of the winter season.

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RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East130.5857.70131.02121.25
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London130.7058.90132.45121.26
North East129.08134.29119.18
North West129.62132.39119.92
Northern Ireland128.35125.75119.27
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South East130.8571.90133.04121.53
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Wales129.28127.89119.64
West Midlands129.9664.90133.23120.58
Yorkshire & Humber129.42131.73119.63

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